Breakthrough for Mammography: Now in 3D at Bethesda Women’s Health Center

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Bethesda Women’s Health Center, an affiliate of Bethesda Health, Inc., is one of the first women’s centers in Florida to offer innovative 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening.

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Breakthrough for Mammography: Now in 3D at Bethesda Women’s Health Center

Now radiologists can see breast tissue detail in a way never before possible.

Bethesda Women’s Health Center is using the Selenia® Dimensions® breast tomosynthesis system made by Hologic, a world leader in digital mammography. This system offers exceptionally sharp breast images, an advanced ergonomic design providing more patient comfort, and the groundbreaking tomosynthesis platform designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance.

A breast tomosynthesis exam is performed similarly to a traditional mammogram. Just as with a digital mammogram, the technologist will position the patient, compress the breast under a paddle and take images from different angles. A breast tomosynthesis exam may be used as a screening tool in conjunction with a traditional digital mammogram or may be used by itself for a diagnostic mammogram.

Possibly the most encouraging difference is that breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

During a tomosynthesis exam, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast taking multiple, low-dose images at different angles. A computer then produces a 3D image of the breast tissue in one-millimeter views. Now the radiologist can see breast tissue detail in a way never before possible. Instead of viewing all the complexities of breast tissue in a flat image, the doctor can examine the tissue a millimeter at a time. Fine details are more clearly visible, no longer hidden by the tissue above and below.

Breast tomosynthesis is a benefit for screening and diagnostic mammography patients, and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those who have dense breast tissue and/or women with a personal history of breast cancer. Advantages of 3D Mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis):

  •     Produces exceptionally sharp breast images
  •     Allows the radiologist to identify individual breast structures without the overlapping tissue
  •     Reduces the need for radiologists to call back patients for another screening
  •     Provides more patient comfort due to its advanced ergonomic design
  •     Lessens patient anxiety

Bethesda Women’s Health Center has been designated as a Pink Ribbon Facility by Hologic. This designation recognizes Bethesda’s efforts in providing excellence in breast health and exceptional commitment and support to the women in our community.

About Bethesda Women’s Health Center
Bethesda Women’s Health Center, an affiliate of Bethesda Health, Inc., offers an array of diagnostic imaging and healthcare services, including 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis), digital mammography screening, breast ultrasound imaging, ultrasound imaging, stereotactic and ultrasound guided biopsies, MRI guided biopsies, genetic counseling, menopause and osteoporosis consultation, breast MRI, bone density testing and wellness education programs. Bethesda Women’s Health Center is located at Bethesda Health City, 10301 Hagen Ranch Road, Entrance A, Suite 920, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. For more information, call (561) 374-5300 or visit us at

About Hologic, Inc.
Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women throughout the world. Hologic has been at the forefront of the breast cancer screening industry's transformation from analog to digital mammography. Selenia® Dimensions® is the first commercially available tool to deliver on the extraordinary promise of breast tomosynthesis. This newest addition to the Hologic family of breast imaging solutions delivers the exceptional digital breast images you've come to expect from Hologic - and takes you to the next level in breast imaging technology.

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